Starting near the small town of Chickaloon on the Matanuska River, Brad Meiklejohn and I spent five days traveling 32 miles by foot and 61 miles by packraft across the Talkeetna Mountains to the village of Talkeetna.
Bosnia's rugged Dinaric Alps create a colossal karst landscape populated by snow clad mountains, gushing springs, steep crystal clear creeks, emerald green rivers, lush valleys, primeval forests, wolves, bear, ancient architecture, and a complex culture and history. The origin of the name Bosnia dates back to the Roman Empire and the term bosana meaning water -- the regions most plentiful resource. On route to ether the Adriatic Sea or Black Sea Bosnia's many rivers have carved dramatic canyons and exciting passageways ripe for exploration by intrepid paddlers. http://forrestmccarthy.blogspot.com/2012/05/bosnia.html